5 Gorgeous Freezing Places to Go Find Some Snow in California
Where Does It Snow in California? Here are 5 Places to Visit
The holidays are coming up and people in the Pacific Northwest are searching for vacation spots in California that have some snow on the ground. Where does it snow in California? We found several areas in California with snow. Here are 4 gorgeous freezing places to go find some snow!
Whether you want to stay at a lodge surrounded by snow in California or do a bit of outdoor winter sports, these 4 places are a sure bet right now and in the wintry weeks to come.
1 . Old Station/Lassen Volcanic Park
Some years you can visit Lassen Volcanic Park without wildfire smoke ruining things. If you can visit before the end of November, you’re in for a treat.
2 . Kirkwood (a Lake Tahoe Resort)
The Kirkwood Mountain Resort is so posh, you can even ship your skis and luggage there before you arrive. Take ski lessons for yourself or let the kids learn on the slopes. Just know that temps at Kirkwood can fall way below freezing, we’re talking 17 degrees and below, for starters! That’s okay, you can warm yourself up at the lodge! The resort up at Kirkwood gets high reviews.
3 . Mammoth Lakes
“Welcome to the real unreal.” VisitMammoth.com
I don’t know what’s more unreal, that there’s a place like this in California that gets up to 79 inches of snow or the unbelievable views. Check out the winter activities that include snowshoeing, ice skating on a frozen lake, or a SnowCat Tour with you and up to 11 of your friends and family. The SnowCat-mobile even has a heater inside so that you don’t freeze to death out there! Now that’s something you don’t see everyday.
4 . Yosemite National Park
You can find beautiful cabins to rent and bed & breakfast homes to stay in during your visit to the snowy weather up at Yosemite. If that’s not your style, stay in a swanky hotel or rough it with camping. You can’t go wrong with a place that brags to have some of “world’s biggest and oldest trees”, nor can you turn down a place called the June Bug Cafe. That sounds straight out of a storybook, doesn’t it!
5 . Lake Tahoe/Tahoe City
There is a cool mountain roller coaster that you can take at Heavenly Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe. It’s called the Ridge Rider. Call to see if the mountain coaster is still open. Even if it is not, you can still take a breathtaking ride on the Gondola ($96 per person during peak season for adults).
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